Interior Non-Residential

Best of 2015 News

Courtesy IwamotoScott Architecture

For AN’s third annual design awards, seven jurors gathered in New York to review nearly 500 projects submitted by architects and designers.

The jury included Amale Andraos, dean of Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; Nicholas Koster, project manager at Snøhetta; Chee Perlman, editor and curator of Chee Company; Ana Garcia Puyol, computational designer at Thornton Tomasetti; Ali Tayar; founder of Parallel Design Partnership, Terence Riley, founding partner at Keenan/Riley, and Mimi Zeiger, AN’s west coast editor.

In each category, a winner and an honorable mention were selected, although there were a couple of ties. Over the coming days, we will be posting their selections in the 21 categories.

Interior Non-Residential Winner

Bloomberg Tech Hub
Architect: IwamotoScott Architecture
Location: San Francisco

“The architects have created a beautifully warm workspace with a limited material vocabulary.”
—Ali Tayar, Parallel Design Partnership

The Bloomberg Tech Hub is both a workplace for software engineers and an event space to help foster connections between Bloomberg and Silicon Valley. The space is in San Francisco’s historic Pac Bell Building and juxtaposes new elements against the exposed raw materials while also translating the form of the exterior ornamentation. A porous wood “liner” splits into a series of sculpted boards at the ceiling that recall the facade and allows glimpses through to the raw concrete shell. Though relatively thin, the liner provides dimensionality to the space and ceiling. A rhombus shaped fish tank is paired with a sculptural media piece, “Light Volume,” affording visual connection between the two levels.


Honorable Mention

Courtesy Mike Schwartz Photography

Ranquist Development Group Offices
Architect: Vladimir Radutny Architects
Location: Chicago

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